Mother’s Day Craft: Mom, You Rock!

Mother’s Day Craft: Mom, You Rock!

Here's a fun craft that our preschool and kindergarten class did last year for a Mother's Day project. You'll need to start the project a few weeks before Mother's Day in order to let the paint dry.  The embellishments are best added with tacky glue or a hot glue gun. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Summer Wilderness Program for Teens

Summer Wilderness Program for Teens

Being a teenager is not an easy job. Youth today experience cases of alienation, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, and even suicide. Young adults are spending more time in front of computers or phones than in front of family or nature. For families with struggling teens, there is a wonderful opportunity where young adults can enjoy positive group interactions in a beautiful, outdoor setting. When planning family travel or vacations, the following option is well … [Read more...]

Great Easter Videos to Use in Your Children’s Ministry

Great Easter Videos to Use in Your Children’s Ministry

If you're looking for something to add to your large group presentation, these videos might be just the ticket.  Check them out! K5 Easter 2016 Large Group from Crossroads Kids' Club on Vimeo. LOVE, the Easter story (for kids) from Brenton Smith on Vimeo. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4gQniUVO8 God's Story: Easter (one of my favorites) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzzr9ogygwA An Easter Story: Told by kids. Very creative and fun! … [Read more...]

Exciting Summer Project: The Esther Movie

Exciting Summer Project: The Esther Movie

This last Christmas, we opted to not do a Christmas play.  We were hoping to do some kind of walk through Christmas experience instead, but as the time drew nearer and holiday hectic-ness commenced, I began feeling more and more like we were just doing something to "do something" and it would probably bring more stress than joy to everyone involved. So we called the whole thing off. And you know what?  No one was the least bit upset.  Which kind of made me wonder why we do a Christmas … [Read more...]

Benjamin’s Box (An Easter Lesson for Kids)

Benjamin’s Box (An Easter Lesson for Kids)

Ah, Easter and Christmas!  Those wonderful mornings where kids come flooding into your classroom, dressed in their best and eager to learn!  Well, they are dressed in their best anyway! For this Easter, I wanted to do a lesson that would keep the "regular" kids engaged and also help introduce the Easter story to new kids in a fun way.   I used the book Benjamin's Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs and this amazing treasure box my parents let me borrow. Inside the box, I placed … [Read more...]

10 Great Easter Activities for Kids

10 Great Easter Activities for Kids

Whether you're looking for a fun activity for the kids at home, or something to supplement your Easter lesson at church, you've come to the right place!  Here's a list of 20 great Easter activities I've gathered up from around the web, many of which we've tried and loved! #1 Easter Activities for Older Kids and Teens #2 Learning Money Skills with Plastic Eggs  #3 How to Make a Stuffed Peep #4 One Hundred Ways to Decorate Eggs!  #5 Salt Dough Easter Egg Ornaments  #6 Palm Sunday … [Read more...]